Caregiver Shares Amazing Story of Hope, Healing

Released on: August 5, 2008, 1:03 pm

Press Release Author: Anne Abraham

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Neysa Peterson shares her story about her husbands 10- year
journey through Alzheimer\'s.

Press Release Body: Shelburne, VT -- The public is invited to learn firsthand about
Alzheimer's disease when The Arbors Family Information Series presents "Lessons &
Insight from the Journey" beginning at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20 at The Arbors
at Shelburne, 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT.

Neysa Peterson, RN, will share her 10-year journey through Alzheimer's with her
husband Jim. For over 30 years, Jim taught counseling at The University of Vermont
and provided counseling to families across the state. Attendees will learn about her
story of love, hope and healing.

The presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. and a support group at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon
with Neysa Peterson will follow. The presentation will be repeated at 6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Admission is free, and seating is limited. Please RSVP for either program by calling

The Arbors at Shelburne provides the Harbor Program, which offers specialized care
for those with Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairing disorders.

The community is operated by Benchmark Assisted Living, based in Wellesley,
Massachusetts. Benchmark is the largest privately held provider of senior living
services in the Northeast and is committed to setting the standard of excellence in
senior housing. The company develops, owns and manages an array of senior living
communities which offer independent living, assisted living, and specialized
assisted living for the memory impaired. Benchmark operates 43 communities in
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine. Visit
Benchmark at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Anne Abraham
Benchmark Assisted Living
40 William St.
Suite 350
Wellesley, MA. 02481-3904

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